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Gantz: Hezbollah is Lebanon’s Problem, Not Israel’s

October 29, 2020
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Defense Minister Benny Gantz during his time as IDF Chief of Staff

Thursday, 29 October 2020 | Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday said the Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah is “Lebanon’s problem, not Israel’s.”

Speaking at the northern border where the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] is holding its biggest military exercise of the year, Gantz said that Lebanon “will ultimately pay the price for any aggression” coming out of the country, including that initiated by the Shiite terror group.

“We are here, prepared for the moment that I hope never comes,” the former IDF chief stressed.

“The defense establishment needs to guarantee our security 365 days a year on every front. The IDF’s preparedness is an essential component in Israel’s security. I commend the broad-scale training exercise taking place currently throughout the country.”

He also issued a warning to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. “Our enemies do not rest—not in the north, not in the south, not near nor far—and we will continue to defend the people of Israel, continue to deter our enemies, continue to impede their expansion, and stay prepared for any scenario.”

Posted on October 29, 2020

Source: (Excerpt from an article originally published by Ynetnews on October 27, 2020. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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